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Smart Factory Leads to Shorter Lead Times



Okuma Corporation has announced the completion of the company's new Dream Site 2 (DS2) parts factory in Oguchi, Japan. This facility is designed to improve the company's ability to respond to customer needs by shortening lead times and adding value through high-efficiency production. Parts produced will be used for machine tool production and also to stock service inventory.

"DS2 uses the most advanced IIoT to achieve highly efficient ultra-high-mix, low-volume production of machine tools," said a company spokesperson.

  • More advanced automation by using smart machines and robots that consolidate processes: At the DS2 Parts Factory robots are utilized in advanced ways to build a completely automated parts machining system.
  • Accurate and quick work instructions using IIoT: All parts have workpiece identification tags (IDs) attached so the locations of the parts can be accurately known and controlled. This allows quick instructions to be given in machining and logistics.
  • Progress and operation monitoring that promotes improvements for overall optimization: The progress of production throughout the entire factory and the operation status of machines are all made visible, and data analysis is carried out in real time. The goal is a factory that evolves on a daily basis through the ability to improve in the work place.

For more information contact:

Okuma America Corporation

11900 Westhall Drive

Charlotte, NC 28278

704-588-7000

www.okuma.com

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